Mar 19 13Better protection for parks
CPAWS recently joined government officials at a press conference to establish 2 protected areas, the release of the provincial parks strategy, and to celebrate that peat mining is banned in our parks forever.
Feb 26 13MANITOBA BANS PEAT MINING IN PARKS, NOMINATED UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Manitoba is banning peat mining in provincial parks and in the nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site on the east side of Lake Winnipeg as one of several new peatland protection initiatives through TomorrowNow – Manitoba’s Green Plan, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today. Source: Manitoba government news release
Jan 16 13CPAWS comments about the future of Little Limestone Lake
The Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society would like to thank you for your invitation to comment about the future of Little Limestone Lake Provincial Park. We are generally pleased with the Little Limestone Lake Provincial Park draft management plan. Thanks to Mosakahiken Cree Nation, CPAWS was given the opportunity to assist by giving them our review of an earlier draft of the plan. CPAWS supports investigating the potential for Little Limestone Lake being nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Being the largest and most intense colour-changing marl lake on earth, combined with its stunning visual beauty, certainly makes it a worthy candidate for this prestigious designation.